Reports are surfacing conference wide that Pastor Eddie Polite, pastor of the largest church in DFW and the conference, has been transfered via teleconference with a majority vote by the SWRC Executive Committee. This comes in the aftermath of several strategic moves by SWRC in the past year.
Sources report that the reasons are not clear and that church membership is now getting heavily involved in this decision. Several members in leadership have taken an active role to communicate the discontent with this decision process as well as Pastor Polite, as he plans to appeal the decision. An interim pastor has been assigned for the transition.
A survey is now circulating and being collected to determine the majority culture and climate of membership. It is rumored that if the appeal is rejected by the committee the mothership of Dallas will be making a strong case for the removal of several committee members and leadership within the conference.
This developing story is only one of many that multiple churches have been facing over the last year. Many members feel the time has come with the advancement of technology to seek input from members using a global instrument such as surveys etc. before changing the cultural dynamics of a church body. It is hopeful that this movement will persist and make headway to the doorsteps of the conference. It is also reported that Pastor Polite may seek outside the conference if the committee chooses to stand by this decision. SWRC may have bitten off more than it can chew this time. If you have a link to the survey or any other information on this developing topic please email firstname.lastname@example.org or post In the comments section please remember that your comments are anonymous if you choose.